UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT
GOVERNMENT DEBT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE TEAM
OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE ADVISORS
EMERGING MARKETS - WORLDWIDE
The U. S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting infrastructure finance advisors on a competitive basis to serve asresident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal service contracts. Resident assignments are generally for one year and are likely to be renewed. This recruitment is for global assignments and international travel is required.
SCOPE OF POSITION: Infrastructure Finance advisors provide technical assistance to enhance emerging market governments' capacity to developfinancially sound infrastructure programs, including the use of direct financing and the effective application of the Public-Private Partnership (P3) model. Using both a project-specific approach and a longer-term focus on institutional improvement, the Infrastructure Finance Team (IFT) combines its infrastructure project experience with OTA's expertise in providing financial advice to governments worldwide. The IFT is committed to building the capacity of government officials to implement successful infrastructure projects by providing hands on technical assistance as well as policy advice to senior officials and technical staff at the Ministries of Finance, Public Works and related agencies in host countries.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have significant managerial experience and technical knowledge in several of the various phases of infrastructure finance and P3 development and implementation, including: Project preparation and tendering, project finance structures, economic feasibility analysis,credit and risk analysis, concession and management contract negotiations, analysis of financial and P3 legal framework, contract law, concession operations, assessment and management of contingent liabilities, investor marketing and communications, and capital market development. The successful candidate should have project experience in one or more of the following sectors: energy generation and transmission facilities, toll roads, airports, seaports, light rail projects, or other major infrastructure. Both P3 and project finance experience is desirable.
Prior overseas work experience in challenging environments is highly desirable. Foreign language capabilities are an important factor. Spanish fluency is necessary for resident work in Latin America. Russian, Ukrainian and French are highly desirable. English speaking assignments may be available in some countries.Candidates should have strong communication and public presentation skills.
Candidates must have the ability to work independently and gain the confidence of host government officials and counsel them about policy choices and their consequences. Advisors should be capable of assisting government officials in assessing the optimal project delivery format for their projects with an emphasis on mobilization of private capital. Advisors are expected to assist countries build a lasting legal and institutional framework that will support the development of financially viable infrastructure projects.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations. The salary ranges are from $64.59 to $83.57 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations.
BACKGROUND CHECKS AND SECURITY CLEARANCE: SECRET. The advisor will work in developing and transitional countries worldwide to support U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government economic and national security objectives. The advisor may be deployed to countries with elevated threat levels, including potentially high/critical threat posts, as determined by the U.S. Government.
Successful applicants must be able to obtain State Department medical clearance for worldwide travel. If selected, the applicant will be required to complete OGE financial disclosure forms.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: email@example.com or by mail to:
Office of Technical Assistance
ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
If applying by email, submit documents to firstname.lastname@example.org ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address.
Please reference Solicitation 2032K819R00013 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K819R00013 - Debt (Infrastructure Finance) Advisors - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive, and thus, will notbe forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.
Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until June 30, 2019 although selections may be made in advance ofthat date.
The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer